Walking Dead spinoff show to bring back classic villain

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Samantha Morton is the latest star set to join the cast of Tales of the Walking Dead.

Although little is known about her upcoming storyline, Morton will be reprising her role as Alpha, who featured as one of the villains of Tea walking dead (via The Hollywood Reporter).

Alpha, who leads the Whisperers, a group of survivors who blend in by disguising themselves as zombies in order to go unnoticed, is the primary antagonist of seasons nine and 10.

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Tales is the latest of the anthology shows. It will feature new characters and more familiar faces when the six-part series premieres this summer.

Although Morton is the only previous walking dead actor to be announced for the show so far, she’ll be joining newcomers Terry Crews, Parker Posey, Jillian Bell, Anthony Edwards, Poppy Liu, Olivia Munn, Danny Ramirez, Loan Chabanol, Embeth Davidtz and Jessie T. Usher.

Filming for the anthology series has already begun in Buford, Georgia earlier this year. Channing Powell, a writer for the two other long-running TWD shows, will return once more as a showrunner alongside franchise boss Scott M. Gimple.

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Describing the series, Gimple said: “This series, more than any other in the walking dead Universe, runs on new voices, perspectives, and ideas — bringing to life stories unlike any we’ve told before.”

Tales of the Walking Dead will be the third spin-off to make it to our screens this summer, following fear the walking dead and The Walking Dead: World Beyond.

The original series is set to finish later this year, with the final part of season 11 airing after 12 years on air.

The Walking Dead season 11 airs on AMC in the US and STAR on Disney+ in the UK.

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